• What if I told you "that" guy is now listening to "this" guy...

    Yep, you heard me right, the European commission honcho who blames American banks for all his continent's woes, now apparently turning to yours truly to fix those woes.

    Oh, he isn't saying it....and he's much too snooty to admit it...

    But this news today that Europe's putting up all these artifacts and tourist spots up to the highest private bidder...where do you think that started, pepe?

    Well...with none other than yours truly...

    Let's go back in time...

    Funny? Well, who's laughing now?

    Not the Greeks...

    Just announced their opening the Parthenon, the Poseidon Temple and Delphi ...to cinematographers willing to pay per-minute fees. We're talking whompum euros here.

    Certainly not the cash-strapped Italians, now opening their stunning Milan Cathedral to corporate billboards at the bargain basement rate of 187,000 dollars per month...

    And for a little more...Rome's famed coliseum itself, whose august image advertisers can use for up to a decade for a mere million bucks a year.

    And all you history snobs can just take a chill pill...

    They're not completely selling out here.

    Rome, garish billboards can only cover 20 percent of the building.

    In Milan, the limit is 50 percent.

    But we're still talking serious euros here...

    At Venice...if they sold all 13 historic properties that are up for sale there...the city could fetch 58 million u-s dollars...that's five times the entire general budget for the region.

    Even the French are smelling the fries...the caretakers of Versailles are letting two hotels open on the palace grounds...

    In Spain, talk of an office tower in the historic city of Seville near the very Gothic cathedral where Christopher Columbus is buried.

    Bet you a euro to a dollar they call it...Columbus tower...and if they expand...new world center.

    I've reported.

    I guarantee you, they'll copy.

    But that's ok...

    I am here...to serve.